Just as adoptive parents go online for help and advice, so do birth parents. For them, there are suggested questions to ask of you! This list, compiled from several websites, will help you write your profile by addressing the questions birth parents want answered and it will help you prepare to speak with prospective birth mothers.
- Why do you want to adopt?
- How do you feel about adopting?
- How long have you been married?
- Do you have children already?
- Do you have experience with children?
- What kind of recreation or hobbies do you enjoy?
- Do you have strong religious beliefs?
- How old are you?
- Do you both work or will one parent be home with the baby?
- What are your views on child discipline?
- Do you have extended family or relatives living nearby?
- What do your family and relatives think about your plans to adopt?
- Will you tell the child he is adopted? When and how?
- What will you tell the child about his birth mother? About his birth father?
- What do you hope for the child’s education?
- Are you willing to maintain contact with the birth mother as your child grows up?
- What type of contact would you like to have with the birth mother?
This list was excerpted from Lifetime Founder Mardie Caldwell’s award-winning book, Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide.